UFC 200 Lives Up To The Hype; Lesnar And Nunes Win Big

Jul 12, 2016, 04:32
UFC 200 Lives Up To The Hype; Lesnar And Nunes Win Big

In the hours since Amanda Nunes wrapped up Saturday's pay-per-view by having the women's bantamweight title wrapped around her waist, the consensus opinion is that UFC 200 missed the mark. "Rowdy" has beaten Tate twice in the past via submission, but the 29-year-old doesn't see it happening again if they meet in the Octagon for a third time.

Nunes realizes she'll also get plenty of publicity for her sexual orientation, and she appears to welcome it. Shortly after her win, the Florida resident was asked about the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando last month.

After downing Tate, Nunes landed six strikes to her opponent's head. I don't know exactly what I'm going to do, but I know I am the strongest that I have ever been.

Nunes came into the bout as a 2-to-1 underdog, according to Odds Shark and her victory only made an already wide-open title picture even more chaotic in the division Ronda Rousey once ruled with an iron fist.

Holm's dominant performance at UFC 193 and her dominance over Miesha Tate leading up to that Round 5 misstep resulting in her loss make her viable for a second shot at the title provided that she can get through her next obstacle - Valentina Shevchenko (more on her in a bit). I think she likes to be delivering.

Everything changed in the past few months after Tate finally got her break, choking Holly Holm unconscious to win the UFC bantamweight title. "She's at the lowest point of her career", she said about Rousey. The pro wrestler earned his first mixed martial arts victory since July 2010, dominating Hunt with wrestling skill and sheer mass. We've only talked about individual fights, but this is unquestionably the best card in UFC history. "The most important thing is I'm happy with my life...."

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is putting on one of its biggest shows of all time for its bi-centennial show, UFC 200. In recent interviews, she's also sounded more and more like an ambassador for women's MMA and the sport at large. Pena could be the next fight for Nunes, who said she would welcome any challenger for her belt.

The immediate future likely continues to hinge on Rousey, who has been MIA since suffering an aura-shattering knockout by Holm in November 2015.

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